"And perhaps been the wiser for that," I said. "Don't believe it," he answered. "But now, what of this young Vilain? You have him safe?" "Yes, sire." "The girl is one degree worse; she betrays both sides to save her skin." "Still, I promised " "Oh, she must go," Henry said. "I quite understand. But for him we had better have no scandal.

"I want to ask you two or three questions," I said civilly. "First, was M. de Vilain with you when you placed the paper in the hollow of the tree? Or were you alone?" I saw her eyelids quiver as with sudden fear, and her voice shook as she stammered, "When I placed the paper?" "Yes," I said, "when you placed the paper. I have reason to know that you did it.

As to assistance, she could give none. At last her exaggerated demonstrations of horror and grief ended with, "Dieu merci! an moins nous voila delivres de ce voyage affreux. Apparemment qu'il ne sera plus question de ce vilain Petersburg pour madame."

A ship's clerk is a useful person, but he is scarcely the captain; and an orderly-room writer, however smart he may be, is not the colonel. You see, the writer class in India has never till now aspired to anything like command. It wasn't allowed to. The Indian gentleman, for thousands of years past, has resembled Victor Hugo's noble: 'Un vrai sire Chatelain Laisse ecrire Le vilain.

"Never," with a coquettish side-glance; "I should like so much to go. I have a foible for the English in spite of that vilain petit Boulby. Who is it gave you the commission for me? Ha! I guess, le Capitaine Nelton." "No. What year, Madame, if not impertinent, were you at Aix-la-Chapelle?" "You mean Baden? I was there seven years ago, when I met le Capitaine Nelton, bel homme aux cheveux rouges."

That general himself, at the head of two thousand light horse, led the charge upon the left flank. The other side was assaulted by the Dukes Eric and Henry of Brunswick, each with a thousand heavy dragoons, sustained by Count Horn, at the head of a regiment of mounted gendarmerie. Mansfeld, Lalain, Hoogstraaten; and Vilain, at the same time made a furious attack upon the front.

It has never been my custom to encourage too great freedom at my table; but as the company consisted, with a single exception, of my household, and as this person a Monsieur de Vilain, a young gentleman, the cousin of one of my wife's maids-of-honour showed himself possessed of modesty as well as wit, I thought that the time excused a little relaxation.

She threw herself down shrieking, and caught my wife by the skirts, and in a breath had said all I wanted; and more than enough to show me that I had suspected Vilain without cause, and both played the simpleton myself and harried my household to distraction. So far good. I could arrange matters with Vilain, and probably avoid publicity. But what was now to be done with her?

But it soon appeared that Joseph was by no means inclined to accept the crown of Lombardy if it entailed the sacrifice of all hope of succeeding to the French Empire. He had already demurred to le vilain titre de roi, and on January 27th announced his final rejection of the offer.

That general himself, at the head of two thousand light horse, led the charge upon the left flank. The other side was assaulted by the Dukes Eric and Henry of Brunswick, each with a thousand heavy dragoons, sustained by Count Horn, at the head of a regiment of mounted gendarmerie. Mansfeld, Lalain, Hoogstraaten; and Vilain, at the same time made a furious attack upon the front.